It feels like a classic, almost nostalgic evening as I write this week’s Sundaze; Mum and Dad are home and TVB is playing in the background. It’s chilly, in that just-so way that October loves. Milo is curled up in a little ball beside me. I just adore this month. It motivates me in that school years way – getting home from school and completing homework, slowly but surely. Even though I’m now in my very late twenties, I feel inspired to plug away at my little projects. And, one of them is almost ready to share!!
My Mama’s newest business venture launched!
In very much related news, my Mama has launched her latest business venture! I definitely get my work ethic from Mum (more on that later), and I’m so proud of her for this one. When we sold our family restaurant a few years ago, we were lucky enough that it allowed my parents to enjoy an early retirement. But they quickly realised that they were hungry to do more, and our customers really missed us. So, Mama is delighted to have launched a range of authentic Chinese cooking sauces and seasonings! You can now enjoy your favourite restaurant and takeaway flavours from home and they’re all vegan too. Mum offers international delivery, and you can order now from Etsy.
Venturing further afield
Although my pandemic anxiety remains sky-high, I don’t underestimate the power of getting outdoors. I’ve spoken about this countless times, but my enthusiasm to actually get outside comes in peaks and troughs. And this week was certainly a trough. Nevertheless, on Saturday we hopped in the car and drove a few towns across to St. Albans to visit the weekend food market and enjoy a change of scenery. We had vegan falafel wraps, fawned over cute dogs and grabbed soy lattes at Nkora and it was so nice to change things up. Of course once we got home we had to nap for a few hours, but it was fun anyway.
So, let’s talk Emily in Paris…
I binge-watched all of Emily in Paris on Monday. After seeing Lily Collins post about the series on her Instagram, I’d been fairly excited to watch it for a few months. And, well, it is what it is. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Emily in Paris as a bit of a guilty pleasure. The outfits are incredible and felt very akin to those in Gossip Girl, and it’s always a joy to explore Paris through a lens. Did I enjoy it? Very much so. But I wasn’t keen on the Parisian and French stereotypes. I talk a lot about the negative impacts of stereotypes, and they applied here too. I also felt Sylvie was a little too Miranda Priestley for me. On the whole, it’s a great series to watch in the background but one to approach with caution.
Links I’ve Loved
- I always look forward to Corrie’s wallpaper posts, and her Autumn Desktop Wallpapers one was of no exception.
- Although I rarely listen to podcasts these days (thanks to a lack of commute), I’m excited to delve into some of Michelle’s spooky podcast recommendations.
- 5 Books to Read if You Loved Queenie via Chapters of May
- I’m excited to try Zoella’s pumpkin spice latte recipe!
- Forever a fan of cosy clutter, I really enjoyed reading Fifi’s post about decorating smaller spaces around the house.
- Dolly Alderton’s book Ghosts is finally out, and Evie Jayne’s review has cemented my need to pick it up.
- Here’s how to make the most of a ‘mental health day’, according to the wonderful Megan Portorreal.
Posts This Week
Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing Sunday, lovelies x